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What are Lucity Users using for their space management?

Our implementation project will be transitioning our facility work management from Archibus to Lucity. We have assumed we will continue to use Archibus to manage our space reporting (from AutoCAD drawings). Before we spend the time and money to integrate Lucity with Archibus we are interested to learn what others are doing to manage your space. This will help us evaluate whether to stay with Archibus or consider an alternative that, hopefully, might be lower cost.

Robb Dods

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Hi Robb,

I'm unsure what your "space reporting" needs entail... can you provide details? It seems to me most of the info you'd typically need (ownership & occupancy, equipment & other asset inventories, 'space' or building/floor/room attributes, etc.) can be captured in Lucity/GIS as it is in Archibus/CAD. Is a move from CAD to GIS a possibility?

I'm unfamiliar with Archibus but I've read read up some on 'space reporting' & have looked into how another system (FAMIS) works in conjunction with CAD. While I understand CAD has strengths that GIS does not, I believe most of your drawing needs could be accommodated in GIS, in which case you'd have a comparable mapping/CMMS interface, and one you could serve up to a broad user base (for instance receiving facility maintenance requests from all employees).

But to address your specific request, in my experience Lucity's facilities maintenance clients haven't gone very deep into drawing or mapping details of their spaces - though they may capture loads of detail in CMMS alone (just not mapped).  They typically manage facility maintenance at the 'building' or 'room' level (with or without integration to a GIS map), and deal with equipment assets as lists (ie. every asset is named & searchable by name, type, location, etc.)  I've not seen anyone mapping detailed amenities & equipment like fire extinguishers, but there's no reason they couldn't.  (I believe we have clients who've mapped vertical assets in treatment plants, so it's certainly doable.)

If you want to discuss your needs in more detail, including what an Archibus integration might look like, just let me know. I think we could also round up some facility maintenance client references if you like.

Steve

 - sschultz@lucity.com

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We require a database that can interact with AutoCAD drawings to manage re-organizational moves, updating of staff locations, as well as the master accommodation planning that looks at future requirements, growth projections, managing leased space planning to determine timing of consolidation of space or expansion; creating what-if scenarios in options for decision making, etc.

Lucity does not do space management. It only identifies location - properties, buildings, floors, rooms, assets within rooms.

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Our implementation project will be integrating Archibus with Lucity. Lucity will be the asset register of record, but the space management will be in Archibus. 

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I see, so then an integration is certainly in order.  I'm unaware of clients doing space management of this sophistication, but I'll ask around about it to see how they manage these functions & let you know what I find.  The upcoming ACT (Lucity user conference) will be an ideal forum for this discussion, too.

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